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ISP News Archives for July 2017

 
isle of man

13th Jul 2017 (1 Comment)

The primary telecoms provider for the Isle of Man (British Crown Dependency), Manx Telecom, has confirmed that they intend to begin the roll-out of a new 1Gbps “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network during the second half of 2017 and will boost FTTC speeds to 200Mbps.

world internet connectivity

12th Jul 2017 (0 Comments)

The total number of world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.36% during Q1 2017 and now stands at 875.1 Million (up from 812.7 Million one year ago). Some 71% of all net additions in Q1 came from East Asia (mostly China), but only 16.62% came from the more mature market of Europe.

london city 2017 uk

12th Jul 2017 (2 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK (Telefonica) has today announced that they’ve chosen Cisco to help deliver their ultrafast “gigabit speed” capable free public WiFi network across the City of London, which is currently still aiming to be “fully operational” by Autumn 2017.

community fibre

12th Jul 2017 (0 Comments)

Last year Community Fibre revealed an aspiration to extend their 1Gbps+ fibre optic broadband (FTTH/B) network to cover 500,000 homes in London (here) and today they’ve moved a step toward that by securing £11.3m of private equity investment from RPMI Railpen and existing shareholders.

BT TV Logo

12th Jul 2017 (16 Comments)

Fears that customers of BT TV’s Sport content might lose access to the Sky Sports channels have proven to be unfounded after a new agreement was reached with Sky, which will give BT access to two of the broadcasters new sports TV channels (‘Sky Sports Main Event‘ and ‘Sky Sports Extra‘).

united kingdom black map

12th Jul 2017 (15 Comments)

The Government’s £1.7bn Broadband Delivery UK project has published its latest Q1 2017 take-up data for their roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services across the United Kingdom, which is a key gauge for how much public investment suppliers (e.g. BT) will have to return.

mytalktalk_app_chat

11th Jul 2017 (2 Comments)

Customers of broadband and phone provider TalkTalk, specifically those who make use of their free iOS and Android based MyTalkTalk app, will be pleased to learn that the ISP has added a new in-app chat feature that enables them to talk with customer support without making a call.

sky broadband tech team

11th Jul 2017 (0 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband is close to resolving a major outage that began yesterday afternoon (around 5pm – 10th July 2017) after an underground fire caused significant damage to some of their core fibre optic cable infrastructure in the East Midlands of England.

openreach 2017 engineer and van

11th Jul 2017 (1 Comment)

A new £7.4 million deal has this week been signed between BT and Dorset County Council in England, which will enable Openreach to roll-out their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network to an additional 3,800 businesses and homes in the county by summer 2019.

openreach_2017_van_branding

11th Jul 2017 (8 Comments)

Earlier this year BT and Ofcom reached a voluntary ‘Strategic Review’ deal (here), which required BT’s network access division (Openreach) to become a “legally separate” company with its own independent board. Today Openreach has unveiled their new branding, which scrubs out BT.

mobile mast tower signal uk

11th Jul 2017 (9 Comments)

After various delays and a bizarre campaign (here), Ofcom has today set out the final rules and caps for their auction of radio spectrum in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands, which will help mobile operators to launch “very fast” Mobile Broadband (4G and 5G) services by 2020.

truespeed_fibre_optic_trench

11th Jul 2017 (6 Comments)

Ultrafast “Full Fibre” ISP TrueSpeed Communications, which has been deploying a new 100Mbps+ Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to rural areas in North East Somerset (England), has managed to attract a huge investment of £75m from Aviva Investors to help expand their network.

Coaxial Copper Cables

10th Jul 2017 (30 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority has announced that their existing probe into the use or abuse of “fibre broadband” terminology in ISP adverts, which can currently apply to both slower hybrid fibre (FTTC / HFC DOCSIS) and ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTP/H) services, is being extended.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

10th Jul 2017 (5 Comments)

Last week we saw mobile operator Three UK introduce free video streaming (i.e. it won’t eat into your Mobile Broadband data allowance) on their 4G Mobile plans (here) and this week Virgin Media have joined the fun by adding data-free use of Twitter to their own plans. But what of Net Neutrality?

talktalk business logo 2017

10th Jul 2017 (2 Comments)

Broadband ISP TalkTalk has today announced another change at the top as the operator’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Iain Torrens, steps down. Iain will be replaced by Kate Ferry, who is currently the Group Strategic Corporate Affairs Director at Dixons Carphone.

Connecting Shropshire UK Logo

10th Jul 2017 (16 Comments)

A further 14,000+ premises in the county of Shropshire (England) look set to gain access to a “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) connection over the next 3 years after the local authority selected fixed wireless ISP Airband to deliver the extra coverage under a new £11.2m contract.

f4rn community fibre optic dig

7th Jul 2017 (22 Comments)

The B4RN inspired Fibre for Rural Nottinghamshire (F4RN) project, which is rolling out a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network to houses in rural Fiskerton and Morton, has been disrupted by £1,000 worth of damage after several of their cable ducts were cut by vandals.

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